The Padres have placed first baseman Yonder Alonso on the disabled list with a forearm strain, the team announced Thursday. Infielder Jace Peterson was called up from Triple-A to take his spot on the roster.
Alonso is batting .240 this season with a .397 slugging percentage. He missed 32 games in June and July with a wrist injury, but in 15 games since returning from the DL, Alonso was batting .421.
This will be Peterson's third stint with the Padres this season. In 50 major-league at-bats this season he has managed only five hits.
The Padres have the worst offense in the majors by several different measures. They have the fewest runs per game as well as the lowest batting average, on base percentage and slugging percentage.
- Dan Gartland